ABOUT NALANDA E- CONSORTIUM
This consortium brings together 756 institutions of AKTU affiliated/associated/constituent Institutions located in Uttar Pradesh, India. Nalanda e- Consortium is the dream project of the university, to promote the use of e-Resources to its affiliated institutions to get access an affordable cost. The consortium aims at strengthening the collection of e-Resources in every institution and to enable their faculty and students to access scholarly information on their fingertips
OBJECTIVES OF NALANDA E- CONSORTIUM
BENEFITS OF NALANDA E- CONSORTIUM
The consortia-based acquisition/subscription to e-Resources, Software and Teaching & Learning resources is a viable solution for increasing the use of electronic resources across Technical Institutions at a competitive rate of purchase/subscription.
The major benefits of AKTU Consortium are as follows:
i. The AKTU Consortium will acts as a single-window service for Technical Institutions with their diverse research and academic interest;
ii. The AKTU Consortium, with its collective strength of participating institutions, has attracted competitive rates of purchase/subscription with most favorable terms of agreement for a wider range of resources;
iii. The AKTU Consortium is expected to enable remarkable increase in sharing of e-Resources, Software and Teaching & Learning resources amongst the participating institutions.
iv. The research productivity of beneficiary institutions is expected to improve with increased use of electronic facilities/ resources; and
v. The AKTU Consortium shall also benefit all other non AKTU Affiliated public/private Technical Institutions, Polytechnics as its Associate Members.
Need and Relevance of Library Consortium:
i. Diminishing Print-based Subscription
ii. Threats from E-print Archives and Open Access Journals
iii. Technology-driven Revolution: Publishers and Users
iv. Increase in Scientific Productivity Across the UP Country as well as in India
v. Libraries are already Committing Larger Portion of their Budgets on Electronic Resources
vi. Rising Cost of Journals, Diminishing Budget & Increased Users Demand
Advantages of Consortia:
i. Consortia-based subscription to electronic resources provides access to wider number of electronic resources at substantially lower cost;
ii. Optimum utilization of funds.
iii. Facilities to build up digital libraries and better Services
iv. Cost Sharing for Technical and training support
v. Electronic Journals demand neither library space nor shelving costs nor can they be stolen from the library
vi. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week